Fayette County

A good man’s name is being trashed needlessly, without the facts

I have lived in Fayette County for 45 years and was fortunate to arrive when we were still a “village.” I have witnessed the growth of the county: It was 8,000 persons when I moved here in 1966 and now it’s more than 106,000 persons.

We were, indeed, a “village” then. We shared responsibility for not only helping each other out, but in the rearing of each other’s children. Now we are just a metropolis, people scurrying to and fro, and there are those who delight in changing the status quo ante. Read More»

Breast cancer survivor: Who gets the ‘Walk for the Cure’ money?

Since I am a breast cancer survivor I feel that I have every right to express my opinions about the money that is raised for a cure for breast cancer.

I have noticed that every day on Channel 5 there is an ad for the Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure asking for participants, join now and get your money in for the walk.

My mind is kinda old, so I thought Why are they still advertising for an event that has already happened?

So I called the number on the TV screen, and the lady who answered the phone was so upbeat. I said, “When is the Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure in Atlanta?” Read More»

To cut bloated federal budget, start by slashing subsidies to Big Oil

Last night the United States Senate voted to continue giving subsidies to five major U.S. oil companies. These companies are, and have been, making record profits for years even as Americans are struggling financially.

It is noteworthy that world oil prices are set by OPEC and U.S. oil companies benefit from these exorbitant prices even though the cost of producing a domestic barrel of oil is estimated at $20. Read More»

Wagner assumes pastorate of Grace Baptist

Zach and Angie Wagner

Members of Grace Baptist Church in Fayetteville welcome their new pastor, the Rev. Zach Wagner, a 2003 graduate of Midwestern Baptist College in Pontiac, Mich.

After spending 11 years teaching in different Christian schools and being on the faculty of two different colleges, Wagner has accepted the pastorate of Grace Baptist Church.

Grace is at 1810 Ga. Hwy. 85 South. For more information, call 770-461-5511.

Nigerian minister returns to Fayetteville

Action of Faith Ministries will once again host Pastor Friday Idawor from Lagos, Nigeria for two nights at the Harvest Christian Community Center (HCCC) in Fayetteville.

On Friday, May 27, at 7 p.m., there will be a special service for pastors and ministry leaders, only.

Then, on Saturday night, May 28, at 7 p.m., everyone is invited to attend.

The Harvest Christian Community Center is at 383 Fayette Place, Fayetteville.

For more information, contact AOFM Director Curtis Hindman at C_Hindman@aofministries.org.

Music camp starts July 11

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will offer a summer music camp for children in kindergarten through sixth grade July 11-15.

Children will learn about strings, wind instruments, singing, rhythm and more.Classes will meet every day from 9 a.m. until noon. The cost is $60 for the week.

Email Joan Aycock at aycockmusic@yahoo.com or call her at 770-460-0053, for more information.

Heritage plans VBS for last weekend in June

Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville is inviting kids to get cookin’ at its Shake It Up Café Vacation Bible School, Monday, June 27-Friday, July 1 from 8:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. VBS is open to kids who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade.

At the Shake It Up Café VBS, kids will become chefs in training. The day will begin with a high energy opening in the worship center followed by the Bible Bistro, with interactive Bible lessons. Read More»

Carter anniversary

E.J. and Brenda will celebrate their 50th anniversary next month.

E.J. and Brenda (Douglas) Carter of Fayetteville will celebrate their 50th anniversary next month.

They were married June 10, 1961 in Alcoa, Tenn., by the late Rev. W. H. Lodwick.

Their family includes children Scott (Melissa) Carter of Fayetteville, Tamara (Jimmy) Fischer of Senoia and Melinda (Rod) Owen of Brooks.

Their grandchildren are Whitney and Landry Carter, Brandy Fischer, Garrett, Olivia, Grant and Gavin Owen. Read More»

Pratt-Storm engagement

Aubry Lauren Pratt engaged to Jeremy Chandler Storm

Mr. and Mrs. George Pratt of Fayetteville announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Aubry Lauren Pratt, to Jeremy Chandler Storm, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Storm of Fayetteville.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Gordon College, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. She is currently teaching first grade for the Clayton County Board of Education.

The groom-elect is a Fayette County High School graduate and is currently employed by the Clayton County Water Authority. Read More»

Helping seniors stay independent is the goal of Acti-Kare

What do you do for a senior loved one just beginning to need a little extra help, but determined to stay independent and continue living in their own home? This can be a difficult dilemma for their family, especially for those living farther away or shouldering an already-heavy schedule of family or work-related obligations. Read More»

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